Explosion reported at gas pipeline in Ukraine

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Photo: Interfax Ukraine

There was an explosion at the Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhhorod gas pipeline in the Poltava Oblast in Ukraine, Tuesday afternoon, June 17, reports Interfax Ukraine, citing the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Poltava Oblast.

“Information on the explosion was received around 14:20. Fortunately there were no victims. Firemen are continuing their work,” the press service reported. Continue reading

Ukraine accuses Russia of terrorist attempts on gas pipeline

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Gas pipe at storage facility in the village of Mryn, Ukraine — Reuters

Ukraine’s government urges Europe to block the South Stream pipeline which would allow Russian gas to bypass Ukraine, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk stated in Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) Tuesday, June 3, reports Ukrainska Pravda.

“Before the presidential elections there were two terrorist attempts on Ukraine’s gas pipeline system in the Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast,” Yatsenyuk said. Continue reading